New ASTM International Standard helps classify waste


Tuesday, 30 January, 2018


New ASTM International Standard helps classify waste

A new ASTM International Standard will provide companies with a general classification for sustainability accounting purposes and key performance indicators related to discarded materials.

Global companies especially often struggle to determine how much waste they generate because of different requirements related to waste and this makes it difficult for them to meet their environmental commitments and corporate responsibilities.

The new ASTM International Standard will help manufacturers classify discarded materials from their factories and facilities.

The new standard (soon to be published as E2979) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on sustainability (E60).

“This standard provides a system based on classification, location, disposition and treatment,” said ASTM International member Amy Costello, a sustainability manager at Armstrong Flooring. “It will provide manufacturers a common way to classify waste materials generated at their facilities.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Aleksandr Volkov

Related News

Robatech goes green with new branding

The Robatech Group recently unveiled new branding which underlines its responsibility for the...

Fish naming standard recognised with award

The Fish Names Committee won the Outstanding Committee Award for its efforts to improve...

Ingredion invests $140m in plant-based protein

The strategic investments will accelerate production and enable total turnkey solutions for...


  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd